About Liz Kelly Nelson

Liz Kelly Nelson is Assistant Managing Editor, Digital at The Desert Sun. Follow her on Twitter @lizkellynelson.

Recent Posts

President Obama golfs at Larry Ellison’s Porcupine Creek

President Barack Obama, in town since Friday and fresh off a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, left the Sunnylands estate Sunday morning for a little more golf. He didn't have far to go. The February 16th, 2014

Say ‘I love you’ with Coachella Valley-themed valentines

It's Valentine's Day. So in honor of this love-stricken holiday, we (meaning the love-filled Desert Sun newsroom staff) came up with these valentines to send to your special someone(s). You can thank February 14th, 2014

What drought? Help us spot Coachella Valley water waste

Where do you see water being wasted? The Desert Sun is investigating excessive and unnecessary water usage in public areas at a time when California is experiencing a historic drought. Experts, February 7th, 2014

‘The Wild Angels’: Palm Springs Film Festival winner Bruce Dern name-drops 1966 film

Bruce Dern is winning accolades (and awards) for his role in "Nebraska," but when he took the stage Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, he waxed reminiscent January 4th, 2014

Mysterious mountain lights once lit La Quinta Cove, too

In January 2011, a cluster of mysterious lights appeared on a ridge above La Quinta Cove. No explanation was given for the sudden array. They were simply there. Theories about lost hikers, UFO lan December 17th, 2013

Hiker finds mysterious mountain lights above Palm Springs

brightcove.createExperiences(); >> Updates below: A Bureau of Land Management official says the lights could be removed if they turn out to be placed December 11th, 2013

Mysterious holiday lights appear on mountain above Palm Springs

UPDATE: One of the lights has been located. Here's a brand new post, with pics, and an explanation. ----- For the past several days a winding line of lights has been visible on a mountain ab December 10th, 2013

Microwaving an Xbox One is up next for Palm Springs artist Kenny Irwin

Kenny Irwin is a well-known local figure here in his native Palm Springs where he's more commonly referred to as "the Robolights guy," thanks to his over-the-top holiday fantasy-scape. But this we November 21st, 2013

Weather: Snow forecast for Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

National Weather Service: Winter Storm Watch Photo by Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun   November 20th, 2013

Weather: Coachella Valley could see rain this week

Anywhere else, a 50 percent chance of rain would be NBD (no big deal), but here in the Coachella Valley it means we could be due for a full-on weather event. Looks like Friday could bring some precipi November 19th, 2013

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